Islamists attack Kashmiri Hindus, Hindus fleeing Indian Kashmir amid rise in attacks on minorities
The Islamic theology is clear with regards to non-Muslims- either convert to Islam or die, you can also live as a dhimmi (sub-ordinate) of the Muslims in the first instance, paying the jizyah tax, until you get converted to Islam. Actually, this privilege of paying the jizyah tax is only for People of the Book i.e. Jews and Christians, and not for idolators and polytheists, who have to choose only between Islam and death. Hindus of course, are idolators and polytheists, and they deserve severe punishment according to Islam, which believes in a Jealous God.
A religion has to be judged by the basic teachings of the Holy Book, its past history, as well as its recent and current history. The past history of Islam is full of killings of Hindus, started since AD 636 when Arabs invaded Thane near Mumbai. Millions of Hindus were killed. The great historian, Dr K S Lal (1920-2002) has written that as per his calculations, the Hindu population declined by 80 million between AD 1000 and AD 1525, probably the biggest ever holocaust in human history. If Muslims realize that history of Islam is full of murders, massacres, forcible conversions, slavery, sex-slavery, selling of women and children in markets and that this is a religion which was forced on them by misguided fanatics, they will be able to see the truth and become free from the demon of ignorance. The recent and current history of Islam is the same.
We can see that in this 21st century in this age of camera phones & Internet, Islamic radicals like Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnap 300 Christian girls & sell them or forcibly convert them to Islam, or groups like ISIS sell non-Muslim girls/women as sex-slaves in the market. In Pakistan, the percentage of Hindus is already reduced from close to 20% in 1947 to less than 2% now, and in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) from 29% in 1947 to 8.6% in 2011. (Even in India, the percentage of Hindus has reduced from 85% in 1951 to 79.8% in 2011, while the percentage of Muslims in India has increased from 9.9% in 1951 to 14.2% in 2011.) In the 1971 East Pakistan genocide, West Pakistani soldiers killed up to 3 million Bangladeshis (mostly Hindus, but also others when their religious leader declared Bangladeshis as un-Islamic) and raped more than 2,50,000 Bengali women.
In January 1990, there was ethnic cleansing against the Hindus in Kashmir, the part which is ruled by India. The Hindus were given 3 choices- convert to Islam, die or leave Kashmir immediately but leaving the women behind. They chose the last, to save their lives and religion and leave Kashmir, but not before hundreds were killed, including many brutally. Girija Tickoo was a Hindu woman, who was gang-raped, and cut into two halves using a mechanical saw while she was still alive. More than 2,50,000 Kashmiri Hindus (they are called ‘Pandits’ in Kashmir) fled Kashmir and settled in relief camps in Delhi, Jammu etc. The weak-kneed Indian government did nothing then, which correctly bolstered the impression of unconcern for the Hindu community. There was a near total exodus of Hindus from Kashmir, with only some 3 thousand Hindus remaining there in South Kashmir and that was with special security.
Later, some Hindus resettled there under some government rehabilitation package. Now in October 2021, the small number of Hindus (and Sikhs too) in Kashmir are again being targeted and killed. Of course, this will still not make the Leftists shed tears for the Hindus, nor make the non-Muslim media speak about the root cause of this, namely Islamic theology. The world media too will ignore this, since the victims are idolators and polytheists, and that too at the hands of Islamists.
The report of the news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) was:
As a spate of targeted killings of minorities rock Kashmir, a Kashmiri Pandits’ organisation on Friday [8 October 2021] said some employees from the community, who were provided government jobs under a rehabilitation package in 2010-11, have started moving to Jammu quietly fearing for their life, alleging the administration was unable to provide then a secure environment.
IMAGE: Kashmiri Sikhs protest the killing of minorities during the funeral procession of school principal Supinder Kaur, who was killed by terrorists, October 8, 2021. Photograph: Umar Ganie for Rediff.com.
The administration, meanwhile, has given a holiday of 10 days to employees from the minority community, official sources said.
A woman principal and a teacher were shot dead at point blank range inside a government school in the heart of the city on Thursday [7 October 2021], taking to seven the number of civilians killed by terrorists in Kashmir Valley in five days. Of the seven, four were from minority communities.
With these targeted killings, members of the Kashmiri Pandit community who were provided employment under the prime minister’s rehabilitation programme in 2010-11, fear the terror groups would target them too.
“Around 500 people or more have started leaving from different areas like Budgam, Anantnag and Pulwama. There are some non-Kashmir pandit families who have also left. It is 1990 revisited,” says Sanjay Tiku, president of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti.
“It may seem invisible but migration is going on and I was anticipating this. We had requested appointment from the lieutenant governor’s office in June, but have not been given time till now,” Tiku, who has never migrated out of the valley, said.
He said such developments are noticed much these days due to social media, and “we are aware of who all have left.”
The KPSS says it is now evidently clear that the confidence building measures of providing employment to the Kashmiri migrants are not appreciated by the anti-minority forces. He also slammed the administration.
Vessu migrant camp in Qazigund area of south Kashmir, which houses around 380 families became an epicentre of the administrative actions Friday [8 October 2021] morning when Anantnag deputy commissioner Piyush Singla along with the police officers pleaded the families not to leave the transit camp.
“He assured us complete security and requested us not to move to Jammu,” said Sunny Raina, president of Vessu camp package employee association.
The organisation, which has 4,284 employees, had written a letter to the chief secretary expressing fear for their lives.
“In a state of extreme fear and panic, we bring to your kind notice that the whole of the minority populace of Kashmiri Pandits dispensing their duties in Kashmir feels scared of the emerging grave, anti-minority situation in Kashmir.
“Due to recent brutal and gruesome selective killings of members of Hindu community, all employees who belong to the same community feel insecure and frightened,” they wrote.
“The emerging situation reminds us of the similar situation that of decade 1990s, which led to the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits,” the memorandum said, adding the same loss of lives cannot be afforded by the community again.
Raina argues that while the camps where they stay are completely secure, there are several hundred employees residing outside these camps and have to attend to their duties in far flung areas.
“It seems that the administration is not capable enough to provide security to all the employees and therefore, we have asked the chief secretary to exempt us from the duties till the situation returns to normal,” he said.
Raina said that while 20 percent of 380 families had left on Thursday [7 October 2021], some families moved out even Friday [8 October 2021] before the deputy commissioner came to the camp.
Vinod Raina, who is the president of the PM package employee’s association at Mattan, an area in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, says that around 250 people living outside the transit camps have left for Jammu since the attack on the minority community started a few days ago.
“When the news of killing of teachers in Srinagar reached, our fellow colleagues belonging to Muslim community escorted us back to the camp. The bonhomie between the two communities is strong and I hope it stays like that,” says Raina, who was employed as teacher in 2010.
He said that some of the migrant employees staying outside transit camps have already shifted to Jammu.
“This is sad,” says another employee who did not wish to be named. “And the pace at which the government has been functioning for the last few years is not encouraging.”